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Top 7 Job Interview tips with Questions and Answers

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14-Feb-19 Interview
IndiaOnJobs Author: IndiaOnJobs

IndiaOnJobs have come up with the updated version of best interview answers for experienced and fresher candidates. This is whole interview round of an experienced teacher who is trying to get into a new job with hope of increment and better work environment.

Question #1  

“Tell us about yourself ?”
Your answer:

I am Nikhil and I’m a graduate of Himachal State University. I have 2 years of teaching Experience.

How to improve :

Give a Brief Walkthrough of Your Career

For example:

I am Nikhil Verma. I graduated with a commerce degree in 2015 from Himachal State University, and was offered a teaching assistant position from a reputed education institute. I loved working with students, I stayed for 2 years and learned a lot about how to manage students and whole class successfully and I ended up becoming a head of mathematics department. I’m much more excited about the new current opening in your organization. I’ve been at this profession for 2 years and I feel ready to take my career to the next level.

Question #2

“Why Should We Hire You?”
Your answer:

I am a hard worker and can deliver exceptional results.

How to improve:

Possess a combination of skills and experience

For example:

Over the past work experience I have learnt relevant skills and competencies, which I will bring in my new workplace and organization. I am a team player and have also worked tirelessly on my communication abilities and teamwork skills. I have given my best in my past companies, and this has enabled me to identify my proficiencies and limitations.

Question #3

 “Where do you see yourself in five years?”
Your Answer:

I see myself as project head for Eastern California Education sector.

How to improve:

Be a part of long term strategy and avoid designations

For example:

I’m really excited by this job opportunity and in upcoming five years, I would like to be seen as one with deep proficiency of the Education Sector, and I am sure I’ll have an opportunity to do it here. I’m also really excited to take on more responsibilities apart from the designated ones and potentially I will try to even take the lead on some projects and deliver quality results.


Question #4

 “What are your hobbies?”
Your answer:

I like to travel and click pictures of surroundings.

How to improve:

Provide the answer which is honest and you are energetic about.

For example:

I am passionate about Photography. Because of this hobby I have enriched myself with having a broader perspective of life. Thanks to Photography it made me a keen observer. I picked this hobby some time back and the credit goes to my smartphone, it has a spectacular camera and I have uploaded many pictures related to nature, cars and food over my Instagram and Facebook account. This has encouraged me to invest in DSLR I have recently bought Cannon 1300D with one prime lens. I wonder there is so much to learn and along with this I am spending time on Photoshop and graphic designing. Yes, I am thoroughly enjoying myself.

Question #5

“Why are you looking for a jobs change?”
Your answer:

To be honest my reason for job change is Mobility and financial growth.

How to improve:

Talk about the positive side of your current job and target the skill improvement thing.

For example:

To be honest I am kind of person who loves to handle challenges and with my current job those 2 years of experience has taught me a lot and now I feel I can portray these skills into a new work environment. With the expectation of solving the puzzles for a new phase in my career I am actively finding a job change and learn more new skills and improve myself a better person.


Question #6

 “What are your professional strengths?”
Your answer:

Skill to deal with failures and learn from my and others mistakes

How to improve:

Try to showcase your strengths with well proven examples.

For example:

When I talk about my professional strengths I am a creative thinker and that too with enthusiasm. In my current job I have introduced a set of strategies in my assigned project and within 3 weeks of tenure I was able to fulfill the needs of the same project which was assigned to me for 7 weeks of long time. Not only did I complete my project but I also have proved it the best project by giving 28% hike of profit as compared to the others. Our CEO was extremely happy and even called me to say a personal thank you.

Question #7

 “Do you have any questions for us?”
Your Answer:

Why is this job position vacant- is it altogether a new role in the organization?  

How to improve:

Target the open ended questions related to day to day activities?

For Example-

1. If this job hiring went well what you would expect from me to achieve in my first 30 days of my job.

2. Can you tell me the day to day activities of the new job position so that I can prepare myself

3. According to you what is the single skill is needed to get success in this job.




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